The main motive of the environmental movement was to accomplish a significantly high rate of environmental protection. This was a non-political movement nor were there protest organization that were anti-industrial or anti capitalist
An inciden occurs killin120 dead and 600 sent to the hospital because of sulfur dioxide emmisions from a steel and wire plant that decended in the form of snog, resulting to trapped sulfuric acid in the valley's of Donora, PA. This tragic incident leads to the first U.S conference on air pollution in 1950, organized and funded by the Public Health Service
This was the first piece of legislation that authorized the Surgeon General of the public health service, in cooperation with the state, locals and other federals to develop extensive programs to eliminate pollution. This act goes through other amendments in 1956 through 1972
Author of the infamous "The Population Bomb", enters the University of Pennsylvania to study Zoology. During his study in the university he notes the dramatic disappearance in the area of New Jersey, in which he affiliates the loss to the spraying of dichlorodiphenyltrichlorethane during the building of subdivisions. The ever increasing reduction of butterflies, leads Ehrich to think about similar consequence to the human race
A nonprofit organization well known as Nature Conservancy is established, with the goal to protect ecologically important lands and water. This nonprofit organization has contribute to protecting over 119 million acres and 5,000 miles of river world wide as of today
The Paley Commision releases "Resources for Freedom"
This was a document that argued the significance for Americans to stop their reliance on oil and possibly aim for solar energy as a replacement. This is more useful in the future, as chair of the presidential commission William Palley establishes an organization dedicated to independent environmental research
Jacques Consteu's Documentary film 'The Silent World' stirs the public eye with intrest of oceanic life, as it stirs the underworld adventures
This becomes the first piece of legslisation that addresses pollution. This is majorly enforced to the public as no means of enforsement are propelled by the government
This was massively influenced by Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring'. The book is acclaimed to being a ' catalyst to the modern environmental movement. The book goes into detail about environmental and health problems that are caused by pets. This opened a light, and brought critism towards modern industry and capitalism. This was a result of problems such as these in industrialized countries
This is the first attempt to balance the nations energy demand with proper environmental regulations.
This act mandates the Epa to take charge in controlling all new existing chemical substances being used in North America. The control chemicals such as (PCB) and other toxic products.